Exam Preparation 

OET Preparation
in Dubai

Occupational English Test is an English test to work or study in healthcare in the UK, the US,  Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dubai, Singapore or Namibia.

Taking OET proves that a person has the right level of English and also you’ll be learning the kind of language you will need every day at work.

OET is also chosen by professionals because:

  • OET uses real healthcare scenarios

OET is widely recognized  as proof of English expertise for registration, study and work in the healthcare sector, as well as for visas in some countries.

Acknowledged and relied by healthcare boards and councils in the UK, the USA, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Singapore and more, many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using Occupational English Test (OET) as proof of a candidate’s capability to communicate effectively in a challenging healthcare environment.

OET tests all 4 modules of language such as Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Listening

This module happens approximately for 45 minutes, with the same content for all healthcare professions.

Following and understanding a range of health-related spoken materials such as patient consultations and lectures are given in the listening module and the candidates are anticipated to fill all the questions with the most appropriate answers in the given time for fine scores.

Reading

The Reading module is for 60 minutes, with the same content for all healthcare professions.

Reading and understanding different types of text on health-related subjects is the 1 hour task.

 

Writing

The Writing module is for 45 minutes, where the task is profession specific and is based on typical workplace situations.

The task is to write a letter, usually a referral letter. Sometimes, especially for some professions, a different type of letter is required: e.g. a letter of transfer or discharge, or a letter to advise or inform a patient, carer, or group and it according to the professions

Speaking

The Speaking module is approximately for 20 minutes and is specific to profession, based on typical workplace situations.

The candidate will take part in two role-plays in a private room and takes the professional role (as a healthcare professional) while the interlocutor plays a patient or client, or sometimes a relative or carer depending on the profession.

Listening and Reading

Answer booklets for Listening Part A and for Reading Part A are marked by trained OET Assessors and are assigned to OET Assessors at random to avoid any conflict of interest whereas the answer booklets for Reading and Listening Parts B and C are computer scanned and automatically scored.

Listening and Reading Assessors use a detailed marking guide which sets out which answers receive marks and how the marks are counted. Assessors use this guide to decide for each question whether you have provided enough correct information to be given the mark or marks available. Assessors are monitored for accuracy and consistency, and Part A answers are marked by at least two different assessors.

Writing and Speaking
Performances on the Writing and Speaking sub-tests are each rated by at least two trained Assessors. Audio files and scripts are assigned to Assessors at random to avoid any conflict of interest. Your test-day Interlocutor is not involved in the assessment process.
Writing and Speaking Assessors are monitored for accuracy and consistency, and the scores they award are adjusted to take into account any leniency or severity. If two Assessors award different scores to your performance, your script and/or audio file will be referred to at least one other senior Assessor not previously involved in your assessment.